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B.S.G.E. in Geological Engineering

Combine the knowledge of earth science with engineering principles to solve human problems through geological engineering.

Geological engineering students at the University of Mississippi combine a knowledge of earth processes with engineering skills to solve problems. Their work intersects with the fields of civil engineering, mining and energy, natural hazards, pollution, waste disposal, groundwater, and more.

Experiences Offered

Geological Engineering Students at Ole Miss participate in undergraduate research, professional conferences, and international travel through Engineers Without Borders.

B.S.G.E. in Geological Engineering Faculty

The Geological Engineering faculty at Ole Miss have experience in industry and academic research, and share a passion for student engagement.

Gregg R Davidson
Chair and Professor of Geology & Geological Engineering
Jennifer Noelle Gifford
Associate Professor of Geology & Geological Engineering
Robert M Holt
Professor of Geology & Geological Engineering
Elsie Ekene Okoye
Instructor in Geology and Geological Engineering and Instructor in General Engineering
Brian Frederic Platt
Associate Professor of Geology & Geological Engineering
Julie Beth Retrum
Instructor in Geology and Geological Engineering
Inoka Hasanthi Widanagamage
Instructional Assistant Professor in Geology & Geological Engineering
Lance David Yarbrough
Associate Professor of Geology & Geological Engineering
Gregory L Easson
Interim Dean of the School of Engineering, Director of the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute, and Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering

Specific requirements for the B.S.G.E. include Writ 100, Writ 101, or Hon 101; Writ 102, Liba 102, or Hon 102; Math 261-264; Math 353; Chem 105, 106, 115, 116, and Phys 211, 212, 221, 222; Csci 251; Engr 309, 310, 312, 321, 323, 340, 321; Geol 103, 106 (or 102), 225, 303, 305, 314; G E 301, 401, 405, 420, 421, 450, 470, 305 or 540. One engineering science elective must be selected from C E 431, 472, Engr 360. One geological engineering technical elective must be selected from G E 415, 460, 503, 507, 510, 511, 513; C E 471, 325; Engr 313, or an additional course from the Engineering Science Elective list; GE 490 or 591 may be applied with chair approval. Please see department for advice.

Freshmen may directly enroll in B.S.G.E. with an ACT Math score of at least 24 (or SAT equiv) or 3.2 high school core GPA. Students transferring to the program from other majors or other institutions must have 2.25 cumulative GPA as well as 24 ACT Math score or 76 ALEKS math placement score or B in MATH 125 or higher math class.

Justin Janaskie

"My career has evolved from oil and gas exploration, to defense, aviation and aerospace. The best part has been travel around the world, ranging from mapping the ocean floor in the Bay of Bengal, to applying hyperspectral data to support counter-narcoterrorism efforts in Latin America."

Student Organizations

Student and professional organizations like the American Association of Petroleum Geologists sponsor on-campus industry speakers, organize field trips, and assist with professional conferences. Students with Engineers Without Borders have carried out projects in Togo and Ecuador.